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September 04, 2011
MEDIA ADVISORY

THOROUGHBRED RACING ECONOMIC INDICATORS
For August 2011

August 2011 vs. August 2010
Indicator August 2011 August 2010 % Change
Wagering on U.S. Races* $982,144,867 $$1,119,891,052 -12.30%
U.S. Purses $96,466,461 $104,558,961 -7.74%
U.S. Race Days 527 564 -6.65%

YTD 2011 vs. YTD 2010
Indicator YTD 2011 YTD 2010 % Change
Wagering on U.S. Races* $7,507,435,956 $8,133,578,475 -7.70%
U.S. Purses $689,432,508 $690,811,852 -0.20%
U.S. Race Days 3,596 3,838 -6.31%

* Includes worldwide commingled wagering on U.S. races and separate pool wagering in Canada on U.S. races.

Contact: Rhonda Norby, Marketing and Communications Manager, (859) 224-2856; rnorby@equibase.com

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